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Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Irritation inflamation gum around wisdom tooth. Not impacted. Root canal on wisdom tooth vs extraction ! two extracted -- 1 root canal - lower rt?

Depends : It depends on the amount of space available for treatment access. If other molars are missing and the wisdom tooth has moved forward, then saving and not extraction is the better option. ...Read more

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Had a root canal on wisdom tooth. Pain for three weeks. Pain reliever Round the clock. Pain in cheek and jawbone. Half of face with teeth in pain.

Had a root canal on wisdom tooth. Pain for three weeks. Pain reliever Round the clock. Pain in cheek and jawbone. Half of face with teeth in pain.

See specialist: Have you been in touch with the Dentist ?? If a specialist did the treatment,they would want to see you ASAP to address this issue. If not done by specialist, then you should see an Endodontist for evaluation and treatment. My concern based on your report is that you may have cracked the tooth, and if this is the case, it will need to be extracted. Good Luck -- Make Appt. ...Read more

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Had a root canal on wisdom tooth. Pain for three weeks. Pain reliever Round the clock. Pain in cheek and jawbone. Half of face with teeth in pain.

See dentist: return for follow up with the dentist who did the root canal or get a second opinion. It is possible on lower teeth to get inflammation in the nerve canal that runs inside of the jaw bone. This pressure will cause everything along the whole side to hurt. Seek follow up care. ...Read more

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I am having a root canal and wisdom tooth removal. What will happen?

I am having a root canal and wisdom tooth removal. What will happen?

Myth vs reality: Most dental procedures go smoothly and result in minimal discomfort when performed by a competant caring dentist. There are exceptions, but problems are rare. ...Read more

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Four days after my root canal and wisdom tooth removal, I have cold and clammy hands/feet, feel general fatigue, and have heavy legs. Are they related?

Four days after my root canal and wisdom tooth removal, I have cold and clammy hands/feet, feel general fatigue, and have heavy legs. Are they related?

Perfectly normal: Your body is using energy to heal itself, so you may feel more fatigue than usual and this is perfectly normal. You also may expect swelling for 7 days and a fever of 99 degrees F to 100 degrees F. If you do not feel that you are beginning to improve after 7 days call your surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is it worth it to have a root canal on a wisdom tooth?

Docs can you explain, is it worth it to have a root canal on a wisdom tooth?

Call dentist: It could be that the crown is just a little high and is being traumatized by the opposing teeth hitting it. Call your dentist to have the occlusion of the crown checked and possibly adjusted. ...Read more

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Would you consider root canal on maxillary wisdom tooth or it is better to extract? Are root canals more difficult for wisdom tooth (eg low success)?

Would you consider root canal on maxillary wisdom tooth or it is better to extract? Are root canals more difficult for wisdom tooth (eg low success)?

Talk to your dentist: about your individual situation, the options and reasons, risks and rewards. In some cases wisdom teeth are a valuable asset when they are healthy and properly positioned. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to eat hot foods after a wisdom tooth removal and a root canal?

How long should I wait to eat hot foods after a wisdom tooth removal and a root canal?

Hot Foods: Following root canal therapy, the temperature of the food is irrelevant since there is no nerve in the tooth and therefore the tooth is not sensitive to thermal stimuli. Following a surgical extraction, i would suggest that you eat temperate foods for a few days to give the tissues time to heal. Since each wound and person is different, use sound judgement for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Had root canal 4 day ago. Hurt to chew on that side. Normal? Rt lower wisdom tooth--endodontist. Had wicked roots! he saved crown over tooth. Wait?

Had root canal 4 day ago. Hurt to chew on that side. Normal? Rt lower wisdom tooth--endodontist. Had wicked roots! he saved crown over tooth. Wait?

It's always best to: Call the dentist, or in this case the endodontist, who actually treated you to find out what you should expect, how long to expect it for, and whether or not you should wait it out or come back to have the tooth re-evaluated. Having some discomfort 4 days after treatment is not uncommon but each day should be better than the previous one. ...Read more

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Root canal in november i got cleaning done and the dentist i went to he told me that I have cavaties in my bottom right 3 tooth... So i need to get filling done, week later he did the filling and he touch my wisdom tooth during that which got really badl

Root canal in november i  got cleaning done and the dentist i went to he told me that I have cavaties in my bottom right 3 tooth... So i need to get filling done, week later he did the filling and he touch my wisdom tooth during that which got really badl

Get checked!: I believe you meant to say that now your wisdom tooth hurts badly. Maybe you have a cavity in the wisdom tooth as well? Sometimes these teeth are difficult to restore and are extracted. Other times, if its in an area that accessible, it can be filled or root canal can be done if necessary.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bad toothache & the wisdom tooth it's decayed and broken which is better to get root canal or extraction? Dentist gave me those 2 options

I have a bad toothache  & the wisdom tooth it's decayed and broken which is better to get root canal or extraction? Dentist gave me those 2 options

Extraction: It's very rare to see someone in their later years that have wisdom teeth. They are typically hard to clean and difficult to work on. I would suggest an extraction and not spend the money on it. Unless your dentist has a very specific reason to keep it, I would recommend having it out. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get a root canal on molar after a part bony wisdom tooth extraction?

How long should I wait to get a root canal on molar after a part bony wisdom tooth extraction?

Right away: As long as you can open your mouth in comfort, i would not delay getting the root canal. Waiting only creates a greater potential for a dental emergency. A root canal is actually a much easier procedure than the extraction of a full boney impacted wisdom tooth. So don't delay and good luck! and don't forget to get a crown after the root canal is completed! to delay, risks your tooth breaking! ...Read more

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I need some wisdom teeth extracted, and possibly a root canal or two! could i get that all done including cerec veneers in one dental visit?

I need some wisdom teeth extracted, and possibly a root canal or two! could i get that all done including cerec veneers in one dental visit?

Technically yes.....: However, i would not recommend it. That is a long time for a dentist to be totally focused on your treatment. Fatigue may set in. I would rather for myself have this split into shorter and more manageable appointments. I understand time savings; however, i also value quality and reason. ...Read more

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Bottom wisdom teeth impacted, need filling in almost every tooth, 4 root canals, 5 crowns. No insurance or job. Serious pain. What can I do?

Dental School: As others advised, you will receive excellent care at a teaching institution. A sliding fee schedule can be set up to that your cost is minimal. ...Read more

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All wisdoms out, 2 root canals, and I need braces for bruxism. Can I get braces & get wisdom teeth taken out, & root canals with porcelain w/ braces?

All wisdoms out, 2 root canals, and I need braces for bruxism. Can I get braces & get wisdom teeth taken out, & root canals with porcelain w/ braces?

Porcelain w/ braces: Generally, when a person needs braces, all of the preliminary work is done first. In your case, the wisdom teeth come out, and the root canals have to be completed. I prefer to wait for the porcelain crowns on the root canal teeth until AFTER THE BRACES are done if there is enough natural tooth structure left following root canal. If not, then it depends on the dentist's judgement how to handle. ...Read more

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My bottom wisdom tooth is infected from the inside even though there are no cavities. It needs a canal or extraction. Which is better?

My bottom wisdom tooth is infected from the inside even though there are no cavities. It needs a canal or extraction. Which is better?

RCT or EXT?: 99% of the time it would not make sense to invest the time and money to perform a root canal therapy on wisdom teeth. There are some unique exceptions when there are other missing teeth, the tooth is otherwise full erupted, in good position and might be essential either now or in the future and better to retain. Your own dentist would be the one to discuss your options and why he\she advises it. ...Read more

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When I bite down there is really bad pain in the front four teeth on the bottomm. I had my wisdon teeth removed and no root canals. What could it be?

When I bite down there is really bad pain in the front four teeth on the bottomm. I had my wisdon teeth removed and no root canals. What could it be?

Examination: You'll need to be examined by a dentist for this problem. Radiographs will be taken and your bite will be analysed. Really bad pain means something is wrong, and guessing what it might be over the internet will not solve your problem. Make the call and feel better soon. ...Read more

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When does a tooth need a root canal?

Many reasons: it could be many reasons.

you can consult a dentist and get x-rays.

some reasons why you need root canal:
1- infection
2- broken tooth.
3- exposed tooth nerve.

best way to tell is to get an exam and x-rays by dentist to evaluate ...Read more

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Would my tooth hurt after a root canal?

Would my tooth hurt after a root canal?

Maybe: There are many variables that affect postoperative pain.It would be advisable to return to the practitioner that provided the treatment for the best answer. If the pain is decreasing since the treatment it may be just a function of time until it subsides completely. If it is escalating there may be a problem. Give your DDS a call I'm sure they with have your best interest at heart. Good luck - ...Read more

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How to care for a tooth after root canal ?

How to care for a tooth after root canal ?

Like any other,: for the most part. Keep the gums healthy by brushing and flossing regularly. Teeth that have had root canal therapy are brittle and often need a crown, so discuss this treatment with your dentist. ...Read more

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Should i pull my tooth or get a root canal?

Should i pull my tooth or get a root canal?

SAVE the tooth: Although the final answer to this question is your needs/wants it is always best to save a functional tooth for eating purposes, for esthetics, and for your general health. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have a root canal for front tooth?

Not if done right: There is no reason dentistry has to be painful. If your dentist actually cares about not hurting you! if he/she hurts you fins another dentist. ...Read more

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What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

What is this knot I have beside my tooth that had a root canal?

See your dentist : The knot is also called fistula is a sign that there is a dental or gum infection and your body is draining it out. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more